HBO (ended 2005)
Like others said before - something, is much better then nothing, but -
If you think it through, the cancellation of the show was the major reason it became such a success on DVD, because when it was aired it didn't have much ratings. that was also the reason it became a cult series.
By bringing it back HBO is taking a risk that after such a buzz, the audience will be disappointed.
and you know what they say - the bigger the anticipation is....
Were the reasons for cancelling the show purely financial?
I'm not surprised of the costs. each episode looks like a little movie. the show has the quality and looks of high budget feature film...
the cinematography is amazing, and each episode they have a different location - unbelivable !
Just finished watching season 2....made it through both seasons in about 6 weeks. The show is addictive to say the least, as the characters were engaging, even if Brother Justin was evolving into a Kergan clone toward the end....hey Clancy is at his best in archetypal roles of evil.
Also, it felt like the last few episodes got a bit rushed,....as in the whole Carnivale wanting to disperse after the discovery of "no management" then suddenly wanting to rush to Hawkins' rescue after the tale of Jonesy's healing....it could have been convincing if HBO took their time about it....
Anyways, Sofie's last minute conversion to the Dark Side was a good way to end it, cliff hanger or no!
I'll keep my eye posted for the comic book...can't wait to see the spawn/messiah that Sofie and Hawkins give birth to!